Fall Bucket List: Events and Festivals Around Hilliard

If that crisp feel in the air and the crunch of leaves under your feet have you eager for fall fun, you’re in the right place! Hilliard, Ohio is an ideal place to live if you love small-town community events along with the proximity to nearby cities for even more entertainment. If you live at The Pointe, Apartments for rent in Hilliard, you’ll enjoy a friendly and active apartment community too. Take a look at these fall bucket list events around town and start marking your calendar! 


Visit a Pumpkin Patch

No fall is complete without a visit to a pumpkin patch. Pick out the perfect pumpkin for carving, decorating, or even baking some delicious pumpkin treats.


Find caramel apples, cider, pumpkins, and plenty more fall goodies at Kuhlwein’s Farm Market and Deli on Walker Road in Hilliard. Check their Facebook page for hours and other special events happening this fall. 


Attend a Fall Festival or Art Show

Fall festivals are a wonderful way to celebrate the season. The Hilliard Fall Festival includes hay rides, pumpkin carving, inflatables, games, animals, food trucks, and more! Best of all, it’s free! 


Additionally, the Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft show takes place at the Chagrin Falls Athletic Club on December 10th and features original items handmade by local artisans. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, Sebastian's Playgrounds. 


Explore a Haunted House or Corn Maze

For those seeking a thrill, exploring a haunted house or navigating a spooky corn maze is a must. Get your adrenaline pumping and share some spine-tingling moments with friends or family. Try The Maze at Little Darby Creek in Milford Center. For a scarier experience, you can also explore the Field of Fright on Friday and Saturday nights in October.


Another option for spooky fall fun takes place at the Hilliard Historical Society on October 21st and 22nd. Admission is $5 per person (kids five and under are free!) and includes a Halloween tour of the historical village, plus food and drinks. 


Host a Bonfire or Campfire Night

You might think living in an apartment prevents you from enjoying a cold night around a toasty bonfire, but the fire pits at The Pointe Hilliard are perfect for you and your neighbors and friends to roast marshmallows, sip warm drinks, and share stories. You can also venture out to Land Grant Brewing in Columbus and reserve one of their igloos for a one-of-a-kind winter experience. 


Go Apple-Picking

Visit an apple orchard and fill your baskets with a variety of apples. Try your hand at baking an apple pie or apple crisp, or for a much simpler recipe, just cook sliced, peeled applies in butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar over the stovetop for 15 minutes for a taste pairing with oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or vanilla ice cream. CherryHawk Farm, The Orchard and Company, and Jacquemin Farms are all within about 20 minutes of Hilliard. 


Attend a Football Game

Fall is synonymous with football season. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just there for the tailgating, attending a football game is a great way to soak up the autumn atmosphere. Hilliard has three high schools if you just want to catch a local Friday night game, or The Ohio State University is just a quick drive down I-270. 


Host a Friendsgiving Dinner

Get a head start on the Thanksgiving festivities by hosting a fall-themed pitch-in party with friends. Hand out a sign-up sheet for recipes with seasonal ingredients like butternut squash, cranberries, and sweet potatoes.


If you don’t feel like cooking, consider attending an intimate farm-to-table dinner at the Mojica Family Farm in Hilliard. This Fall Dinner on the Farm promises an unforgettable evening featuring a locally sourced 3-course dinner at a long, dreamy farm table.


Take a Nature Hike

Take an easy-paced nature hike to fully appreciate the beauty of fall. Bring along a camera to capture the landscapes and the vibrant leaves in Hilliard before they disappear. The Scioto Run Nature Trail, Mudsock Trail, and Frank's Park are all near The Pointe-Hilliard and make a lovely destination for a long hike or a short, lunchtime nature walk. 


Volunteer for a Good Cause

Fall is a time for giving thanks, so consider volunteering at a local food bank, shelter, or community event. Helping those in need can be a fulfilling way to embrace the spirit of the season. The Hilliard Food Pantry feeds more than 400 families a week, and the organization is always looking for volunteers, as well as donations of food, funds, and personal care items. 


Fall offers a cornucopia of experiences that cater to all tastes. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a thrill-seeker, or someone who simply enjoys the cozy comforts of autumn, there's a fall event waiting for you in Hilliard, Ohio. If you’re getting ready to relocate this fall and you’d like to be closer to all that Hilliard has to offer, schedule a tour at The Pointe Apartments for rent - Hilliard, Ohio. We provide the ideal home base for parks, festivals, and fun right at home in your apartment community. Take a tour and reserve your new apartment today: (614) 845-6907

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